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  1. News - China - CRIME

    Guangdong is the top target in China's nationwide drug crackdown

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:11am by He Huifeng, Mimi Lau

    ... He Huifeng and Mimi Lau Province is mainland's biggest market for illicit narcotics and has largest population of addicts Guangdong top target in national drug crackdown Guangdong's booming illicit drug trade and large population of addicts have made it a top target in a new nationwide police crackdown. Guangdong and Shandong provinces each have 10 cities among ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Record number of drug busts at Hong Kong International Airport

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 04:25am by Clifford Lo

    ... number of drug busts at airport A record number of drug busts have been made at the airport this year as traffickers tried to smuggle the synthetic drug "bath salts" from the mainland to the United States via Hong Kong. The busts involved more than HK$30 million worth of the drug, which has been linked to cases of hyperaggression and hallucination among users. Customs officers ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Cocaine worth HK$5.5m found in pineapple tins at Hong Kong airport

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 05:09pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com HK man arrested after HK$5.5m of the drug found in cans in his luggage Cocaine hidden in tinned pineapple A 5.4kg consignment of cocaine with an estimated ... investigation showed that he had been recruited as a drug courier," the police officer said. "We believe he took the circuitous smuggling route in an attempt to avoid being detected." ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Police seize HK$22 million of Ice in major drug bust

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Police net HK$22m of Ice in major drug bust Police have seized their biggest haul of the drug Ice since 2005, with the 51kg consignment worth about HK$22 ... Police believe the house, located near Kwu Tung, was used as a storage centre for the drug. Narcotics Bureau officers arrested a 38-year-old man and his mainland wife, 29, in the house. The pair ...

  5. News - China Insider - CRIME

    Chinese police destroy 400 tonnes of crystal meth precursors

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 05:12pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... China shut down a major production hub for the drug. It took 15 trucks several days to ferry the cargo comprising crystal meth and its precursors- weighing the equivalent of 10 private jets- ... Office of Drugs and Crime. Seizures have more than quadrupled over the preceding decade. The incineration operation was meant to prevent the recirculation of the precursor material, which could ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Tanzania envoy 'warns inmates to stop campaign to deter drug mules'

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:08am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Tanzanians say ambassador warned their families could suffer unless they end campaign to alert others to avoid their fate; embassy denies it Jailed drug mules tell of threat by envoy A war of words has erupted between Tanzania's ambassador to China and a group of his countrymen who campaign against drug smuggling from their Hong Kong prison ...

  7. News - China - CRIME

    Jackie Chan's actor son Jaycee formally arrested on drug charges

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:55pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Actor and Ko Chen-tung were detained last month after being caught smoking marijuana Jaycee Chan has been formally arrested on drug charges, nearly a month ... of international kung fu icon Jackie Chan, on suspicion of "accommodating drug users". This signals that authorities are moving forward with the case against Jaycee, who is currently ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Record haul of liquid cocaine found in suitcase full of beauty products and salad dressing

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 04:25am by Clifford Lo

    ... yesterday. The cocaine solution had an estimated street value of more than HK$20 million, Lee said Customs arrested the traveller, 31, on suspicion of drug trafficking. She was still being questioned ... opened other bottles and found they contained the drug solution. "It is the city's biggest ever seizure of cocaine solution," Ng said. Officers were investigating whether ...

  9. News - World - CRIME

    US$65m raid on Los Angeles' garment district in drug cash laundering probe

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:07pm by MCT

    ... they allege were part of a widespread attempt by Mexican drug cartels to launder narcotics profits. Nine people were arrested on Wednesday in raids targeting 70 locations, many of them businesses in the fashion district. Those arrested included two members of the Chen family who import clothing from China and are accused of laundering US$75,000 for drug traffickers and federal agents posing ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    More teenagers caught trying to smuggle drugs into Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Customs boosts border checks amid rise in the number of youngsters caught trying to bring illegal substances into city More teenagers used to smuggle drugs Customs officials are concerned that trafficking syndicates are using more young people to smuggle illegal drugs over the border into Hong Kong. Calvin Chan Ching-yuen, head of customs' drug ...




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